Nutritional balance of rice breakfast cereals - 2012

[PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012). Nutritional balance of rice breakfast cereals. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 91-93.] [Printer friendly]

Rice breakfast cereals' BNI

Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of rice cereals in 2012, as part of a research on breakfast cereals in New Zealand.

Rice cereals had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 80.03c, being particularly biased towards excess of carbohydrate. It was adequate in saturated fat, high in sugar and sodium, and low in protein, fat and fiber.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (rice)
BNI 80.03c 0.00
Food, 100g 2012 Ideal
Protein 5.6 19.0
Carbohydrate 87.0 52.2
Sugar 24.9 < 9.5
Fat 1.0 10.5
Saturated fat 0.3 < 0.3
Fiber 0.5 5.7
Sodium 0.565 < 0.379
Kcal 379.4 379.4
kJul 1587.4 1587.4
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (rice)
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ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)

International standards

Rice breakfast cereals appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Rice (diet) 80.03 59.70 66.43 76.50 65.23
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
J.R.Fields rice pops J.R.Fields 80.35 80.35 64.52 76.56 74.56
Coco Pops Kellogg's 81.29 79.94 67.95 78.13 72.55
Budget cocoa puffs Safeway Traders 81.39 81.39 62.80 78.54 76.54
Homebrand cocoa puffs Woolworths 81.39 81.39 62.80 78.54 76.54
Rice Bubbles Kellogg's 81.69 60.96 67.89 78.05 65.27
Homebrand rice pops Woolworths 84.05 64.05 69.81 79.81 69.81
Sanitarium Ricies Sanitarium 84.63 63.96 70.26 80.40 67.87
(Source: Perezgonzalez, 20122)

Author

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).

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BNI™ database
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BNI™ journal (2012, issue 3) - Breakfast cereals
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Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
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